Donald Trump has offered heaps of bombast on the subject of trade, laying out protectionist views at every opportunity. He has called for new and higher tariffs on imports, tough negotiation with foreign countries (whatever that means), and a magical return to American manufacturing hegemony. All this is drenched in a thick layer of nationalism. […]Read more "Donald Trump Represents “Buy Local” Run Amok"
Door de Huffington Post wordt het “de Twitter van daten” genoemd. Tinder, deze 2 jaar oude app is in tientallen talen beschikbaar en koppelt letterlijk miljoenen mannen en vrouwen. Het is uitdagend, verleidelijk en af en toe wat dubieus. Om te beginnen download je de app en log je in met Facebook. Tinder gapt je […]Read more "My Article…In Dutch"
Nobody knows how to make Thanksgiving dinner. Despite its ubiquity in homes across the country, no single individual could ever articulate all the know-how required to produce a Turkey Day meal. It is a miracle and a mystery. At first, this claim sounds improbable. Don’t lots of people know how to make Thanksgiving dinner? After […]Read more "I, Thanksgiving Dinner"
I live in a studio apartment, so my kitchen is my living room is my bedroom. The other day, I was staring out my sole window when something startled me. (And it wasn’t the subwoofer two floors up.) It was my coffee. While sipping from my mug, I glanced at the bag of beans. It […]Read more "My Tiny Cosmopolitan Apartment"
The Huffington Post calls it “the Twitter of dating.” It’s Tinder, an 18-month-old mobile app now available in two dozen languages. Millions of men and women, mostly millennials, have flocked to the Tinderverse. It’s exhilarating, enticing, and occasionally disturbing. To begin, you download the app and log in via Facebook. Tinder hijacks essential data—name, age, photos, […]Read more "Everything I Know About Economics I Learned from Tinder"
The coffee aisle at the supermarket has become the latest front in the crusade for “social justice.” Coffee roasters proudly tout their allegiance to the ideals of the fair-trade movement, which ostensibly aims to elevate the economic and social welfare of disadvantaged Third-World farmers. Despite its meteoric rise in popularity, does fair trade translate its […]Read more "The Fault in Fairness"
Wisconsin has a rich history in hemp cultivation. The state’s soil and climate are ideal for the growth of the crop. Unfortunately, due to federal regulation, hemp cannot be grown in the state, or in any other state. Hemp was first planted in Wisconsin in 1908. Over the next four decades, the state’s fertile south-central […]Read more "Hemp in Wisconsin"